NESCAC Weekly Release - September 9, 2019

Beth Krikorian, Tufts

NESCAC Fall Weekly Release #1

 Field Hockey Player of the WeekBeth Krikorian, Tufts

Beth Krikorian, Tufts
Junior • Midfield • Windham, N.H.

Krikorian scored the game-winning goal to complete Tufts’ 2-1 comeback win at Williams. After Williams took a 1-0 lead with 6:19 remaining in the fourth quarter, Krikorian took a shot that was stopped, but senior Marguerite Salamone (Yardley, Pa.) scored on the rebound for the game-tying goal at the 5:52 mark. Krikorian scored game-winner with 3:23 remaining to lift the Jumbos past the Ephs.

Luke Protti, Bates Men's Soccer Player of the Week

Luke Protti, Bates
Sophomore • Midfield • Amherst, Mass.

Protti scored back-to-back goals 39 seconds apart in the second half to break a 1-1 tie and give Bates a 3-1 lead it held for the final result in a win at Hamilton. Protti had not attempted a shot in the other four games of his career.


Victoria Laino, Williams Women's Soccer Player of the Week

Victoria Laino, Williams
Junior • Midfield • Charlotte, Vt.

Laino scored two goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-2 win over Hamilton in the Ephs’ season and conference opener. She assisted on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Tufts, finishing the week with five points in a 2-0 week for Williams. 

Maddie Stewart, Tufts Volleyball Player of the Week

Maddie Stewart, Tufts
Senior • Outside Hitter • Menlo Park, Calif.

Stewart was the offensive leader in a 4-0 opening week for the Jumbos. She averaged 3.14 kills per set with a .376 hitting percentage and added 10 digs and nine blocks. She had a career-high 18 kills in a 3-2 win over Emerson, where she also added two aces, three digs, and a block. Stewart totaled six kills and two blocks to a win over Roger Williams and eight kills and three blocks to a win over DeSales. She wrapped up her week with a 12-kill, three-block performance in a win over Coast Guard.